Polk Virtual Academy
Polk Virtual Academy (PVA) is now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year. Polk Virtual Academy is a program designed for students who desire a non-traditional route to a high school diploma. The program will have an in-person and online component. Once enrolled, students must commit to a full semester in the program.
Polk Virtual Academy Overview and Admission Requirements
-Students of Polk County Schools in grades 1-12 are eligible to apply for admission to Polk Virtual Academy. Students not currently enrolled in Polk County Schools must apply for admission once accepted into PVA.
-Eligibility to enroll in Polk Virtual Academy will be based upon space availability and students' previous academic performance.
-Students will be required to attend an in-person orientation during the first week of each semester and then earn the ability to work virtually if the student is maintaining adequate academic progress.
-Students and their families will be responsible for transportation to and from the facility for required in-person meetings and testing dates. Transportation will not be provided to and from the facility.
- Polk Virtual Academy teachers will be available from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday for students that require supplemental instruction and/or tutoring.
- Students will have 24/7 access to the Learning Management Systems and course content beyond normal hours of operation.
-Students are encouraged to progress through the coursework at their own pace but must meet minimum pacing standards.
- All students enrolled in Polk Virtual Academy will be required to take and pass any state or district-mandated assessments.
-Students in grades 1-5 must have a parent or guardian available at all times to proctor the virtual program.
-Students in grades 6-8 will need adult supervision while on the virtual program.
-Students not spending the required amount of time online each day will receive an unexcused absence and be subject to truancy procedures.
Parent(s)/guardian(s) must submit an application to be considered for program eligibility. Acceptance is not guaranteed, as spots are limited, and all applications will be evaluated for approval. Eligibility will be based upon a variety of factors, including attendance history, student motivation criteria, current and previous academic progress, etc.
Initial applications are being accepted through April 22, 2022. Students who are accepted to the program will be notified by mail no later than May 20, 2022.
Please read the Polk Virtual Academy 2022-2023 Handbook before submitting an application.